After the last several atrocious outings by Scott Feldman, I was genuinely SHOCKED that they were running him out there again as a starter. I seriously was wondering what the hell they were thinking with this one. But Scott pitched good. Not legitimately good, but compared to the last couple of outings – oh hell yes, this was good. 5.1 innings, Four hits and a walk. Three runs (one unearned). Struck out seven. Seven strikeouts of 16 batters faced is a pretty good ratio. Shame he didn’t pick up the win, though.
He was let down by the bullpen, which is a rarity. Uehara allowed runs 4 & 5, and Tanner Scheppers made his major league debut, and pitched a shutout inning of ball.
Rangers had two home runs in this game, (Moreland & Napoli) which accounted for all of our offense. It was also 2/5 of our complete listing of hits. That low of an offense, coupled with three errors won’t help at all.
Shame it happened, as Scott Feldman pitched much better than the last few outings, and deserved better.